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Artist Statement


My art is rooted in the natural world and landscapes of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The effects of time on the localized scenery, replete with the scars of a once prosperous mining industry have provided inspiration throughout my career. I strive to reveal the inherent beauty within the decay of detailed architecture and areas reclaimed by nature.

Over the past few years, my process has evolved from traditional painting and drawing to working exclusively in collaged paper. This medium provides an engaging set of challenges in terms of color, composition, and representation, all beginning with an initial contour line drawing. Through the meticulous process of hand cutting and layering the colorful shapes of paper my images evoke a sense of place and a wonder of the oft-overlooked landscape.


Solo & Group Exhibitions


2016  Local Color: Cut Paper Collages
InLiquid at The Hall, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016  6th PSC Invitational Artist Show
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2016  Paper Cuts
ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, Scranton, PA

2015  Here & There
FrameWorks Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014  II WAYS: New Works in Paper
Joseph Opshinsky⏐Mark Price
FrameWorks Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013  Recent Works
Friedman Art Gallery
Penn State University Wilkes-Barre, Lehman, PA


Juried Exhibitions


2017
2017 Art of the Flower Show - Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Art Unleashed 2017 - University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Spring Gala Exhibition - Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
50th Annual Art of the State - The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2016
Annual Domenic DiStefano Memorial Works on Paper Exhibition - Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Art Unleashed - University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Spring Gala Exhibition - Main Line Arts Center, Haverford, PA
49th Annual Art of the State - The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
18th Annual National Juried Competition: Works on Paper Exhibition - Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Long Beach Township, NJ
Annual Small Works Show - FrameWorks Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Art Unleashed - University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Spring Gala Exhibition - Main Line Arts Center, Haverford, PA
Telling Stories Annual Juried Exhibition - GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
2015 Roberson Regional Art Exhibition - Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY
Northeastern Biennial Twenty Fifteen - AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA
2015 International Juried Exhibition - The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
Annual Small Works Show - FrameWorks Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Art Unleashed - University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Secrets (No one has to know!), Annual Juried Exhibition - GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
11th Annual Juried Exhibition, - Adams County Art Council, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
LCAA National Juried Exhibition - Lancaster County Art Association, Steinmetz Gallery, Strasburg, PA
First Annual Juried Exhibition - JAM Gallery, Malvern, PA
New Sight - Savery Gallery (Formerly THREENINETEEN Studios/319 North 11th Street Gallery), Philadelphia, PA

2013
Focus: Exploring Our Regional Sense of Place, 5th Annual Juried Exhibition - Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books, Montrose, PA
Northeastern Biennial Twenty Thirteen - AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA
Small Works - FrameWorks Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012
My Animal Spirit - FrameWorks Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Think Small - FrameWorks Studio & Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Inside/Outside, Annual Juried Exhibition - Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

2010
Northeast PA Regional Art 2010, Scranton, PA

2008
41st Annual Art of the State - State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2007
Regional Juried Exhibit - Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY

2006
Northeast PA Regional Art 2006, Scranton, PA

2004
Think Walken - Gallery I, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA


Public Works


2013  McNulty Greenhouse Mural
Nay Aug Park, Scranton, PA

2009  ARTS Engage! Pool Murals Project
Scranton City Pools, Scranton, PA
www.scrantonpa.gov/parks.html

2007  Electric City Mural
Nay Aug Park, Scranton, PA

2005  Sensory Lounge Murals
Waterfront Complex, Plains, PA


Awards & Honors


2017  The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 50th Annual Art of the State - Third Prize, Works on Paper for Floating Self-Portrait

2016  Main Line Art Center, Spring Gala Exhibition - Honorable Mention for Dunmore Halloween

2014  Adams County Art Council, 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition - Fourth Prize for Farm Equipment

2014  Googleworks Center for the Arts, Annual Juried Exhibition, Secrets (No one has to know!) - Third Prize for Sanatorium

2010  The University of the Arts Featured Artist - Alumni Studio Spotlight

2009  Lackawanna County ARTS Engage! Grant Award Recipient/Lead Artist

2002 & 2003  Larry Day Memorial Award, selected by the Fine Arts Faculty of The University of Arts


Education


University of the Arts, B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing
Keystone College, A.F.A. in Art, cum laude


Professional Membership


InLiquid Art+Design - Philadelphia, PA